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Hillingdon Prince

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Aboustly terrible pre booked 2 rooms day before for 4 adults when I came to check in was told the room has been given away so we booked 2 club rooms well I’ve have never seen something so poor it looked like a shed nothing matched was terrible doors was odd and door with massive gap no curtains could of cried wish I had gone to holiday inn I complained to staff to be told if you don’t like it then book somewhere else I was in shock and this is what I had to walk through to get to the shed looking building were i was that cost us £56 a room. Used mattresses dirty totally dirty and run down

Staff are very friendly, the hotel is very easy to find and there is a lot of parking spaces, however my room was not clean... the trash hadn’t been taken out, there were dress tags on the floor, the soap was open and the bathtub was slightly filled and filthy. I felt very uncomfortable and could not shower there. The other thing I found was that my bedsheets had stains on it, this was something that made me even more disgusted.

The overall service from the front of house staff to housekeeping and security was 4 out of 5. Questions we had, the response was immediate and friendly. Upgraded from the standard to the double club room, which had been refurbished, was very clean and comfortable. Quietly surprised with it. Stayed in another building which was quiet, on the ground floor with lots of room for luggage and equipment and right next to the carpark. There was a fridge, microwave, kettle, tea and coffee and basic number of utensils available so happy with that. The location of the hotel was ideal. Walked into the city centre eg...Oracle centre, shops and restaurants in 20 minutes, and discovered there was a good choice of buses to catch, number 21 outside the hotel in both directions or the number 6 which was around the corner from the hotel. The carpark was safe enough as lots of lighting in the evening for deterrents. There were a couple of minor items we will mention to the hotel that could be improved upon. All in all, an ideal place to stay in at budget prices.

Having stayed at the hotel last year on business have returned for a few days rest over bank holidays and Easter......price is so reasonable that we stay longer now. Perfect location to take in the sights...sounds and shops of Reading... The hotel is is professionally serviced by the housekeeping team and any repairs are done on request by the inhouse maintenance 247.... within 60mins....just as good if not better...than 5 star hotels at 3 times the price. The hotel has a 247 reception and the well stocked bar in the hotel lounge has early breakfasts and light pub meals in the evenings........ The hotel is spread out over adjoining buildings in an elite part of Reading. With free car parking and free Wifi....we find it an ideal economic place to stay for more days at economic budget prices.... means more money to spend around Reading.....!!! Whenever we visit Reading...we will always stay here at the price which suits our pockets...... well dont HPH...with your friendly and curteous staff....!!

It’s nice and cozy. Clean and comfortable. Our only problems were that there was one faucet for hot water and a different one for cold water so there was nothing in between and that to get to the room there was a lot of dragging around our suitcases to small hallways and a lot of doors. Overall a nice experience and would recommend this hotel to friends.

We stayed at Hillingdon Prince Hotel for one night. We arrived quite late and it was very difficult to find a parking spot. The car park was full of vans which took up most of the spaces. Check-in was very smooth, the receptionists were pleasant and friendly. We booked a family room (102) which consisted of one double bed and two single beds. The beds were comfortable and big enough. The room was clean, it had a fridge (which made a terrible racket all night), microwave, dresser with mirror, hair dryer, wardrobe, and kettle with tea/coffee. The bathroom was a big size but it was very dated and a lot of the tiles were cracked. It could do badly with some modernising. Worst of all, the sink was broken. The pop up drainer was stuck down and didn't drain this meant we couldn’t use the sink. The shower was powerful over the bathtub but the shower head was not detachable. The staff apologised politely about the sink when we informed them. It was a bit noisy outside the window but it was pleasant brief stay and it would be great to explore the city if we had time. Overall the hotel was OK for the one night stay, the issues we had would put us off staying again although the price was reasonable.

Stayed here for the first time visiting my daughter in Reading University. The weather on 1 March when I drove from Wales was treacherous and I was extremely glad to be so warmly welcomed by Katy. I had a budget room in the main hotel on the 3rd floor. I loved the quirky room and because it was so cold an extra heater was put in the room. Unfortunately the bathroom heater did not work so next day I was given another room towards the back of the hotel. I cannot fault either rooms for a budget hotel.My daughter ended up staying with me because of the snow and walking in the dark. It was nice to have a fridge so we could keep fresh milk etc. Whenever I asked for more pillows or tea they were promptly given. We bought vouchers for breakfast and really enjoyed having a leisurely breakfast in the conservatory. I am very pleased that I have found a lovely friendly place to stay in for future visits.

If you are looking for an elegant hotel then this one is not for you but it was an incredibly friendly one and a snug little haven on the cold night. It is on a main road about a mile from the centre of Reading. The hotel is happy for guests to buy in and cook their own food, and my bedroom was small with a double bed, microwave, fridge, desk and television. The bar below has comfy chairs and as this was full of a group waiting for their coach I sat in the breakfast room to read the paper and no one seemed to mind or continually ask me ‘all right?’

This has been a complete nightmare...On arrival customers where complaining to a very polite and patient staff..The picture is the main building with 3 more scattered around..These gaffs needs refurbishment by the a team..Tiered is an understatement..More Gone to sleep..Evening meal is frozen then heated to order..Heating was a joke and slept with coats on top of duvet.Gym is as big as a small bathroom ..In my opinion think hard whether you book this place...I was only there for 2 nights..I have thought whether to attach a photo but someone might be eating there dinner and wouldn’t want to put them off

This is a super place.for the price..Our room was large and well equipped with everything we needed,Fridge,microwave,kettle,iron,hairdryer,heater...The bathroom was large and well fitted and the water piping hot,Wifi very good .,The staff are polite and friendly and the location is great.They serve bar meals until late or the queens head is a 5 minute walk down the street where a great meal can also be had...We used this hotel for a business stop over and we'll.definately be back..[Please note I'm reviewing this hotel from a value for money point of view,Its not luxurious but for the price charged it's very,very good.]

39 Christchurch Road Reading England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to University of Reading
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

University of Reading is a short stroll from Hillingdon Prince, and other popular attractions like Oracle are within a mile (2 km). This 95-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located centrally in Reading, it's also close to Reading Abbey Ruins and Madejski Stadium.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Start each morning off right with English breakfast served for a fee.


All of Hillingdon Prince's 95 heated rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include portable fans, safes, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Hillingdon Prince enjoy features like a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-out. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and securing valuables. This smoke-free hotel also has a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 991 reviews